Turkish Level 1
Great material, quick results and very helpful. Learn your language in no time. Look forward to purchasing the next two levels! Tesekurler!
April 7, 2011
Will you just listen to me!!
I purchased the rosetta stone package in January. I had been to Turkey and couldn't speak or understand a word and vowed I would not travel again without SOME knowledge of the language. Well, just look at me now. I can speak, I can understand, I am so proud and so happy I made the Rosetta Stone choice.
Thank you for opening up the world to me.
April 7, 2011
I am moving to Turkey in a couple months and needed a crash course. Rosetta is a close as it comes to immersion in the language. I am constantly challenged in all areas of language learning with this software. As a 43 year old my retention is not what it used to be, but Rosetta has review built in to the application. This is especially effective if you have been away from using it for a week or more. It is best to use it every day for a complete lesson. As with all things you need time and repetition to really make the language your own. There are no short cuts to fluency!
April 7, 2011
Excellent language-learning tool!
This is the second language I have begun learning using Rosetta Stone. I cannot recommend this tool more! Besides being very user-friendly, it is very well designed to give you balanced, relevant practice in all four aspects of language learning (i.e. reading, writing, speaking, and listening). In addition to having a built in lesson plan which is easy to follow, it also keeps track of your progress, so you don't have to spend time figuring out where you left off or what you need to be learning next. The newest feature (called "Studio") that is especially helpful and fun is the online tutorial that allows you to practice what you've learned with a trained native speaker. Nothing like real live practice to see where you are really at! Get this tool if you want a fun and effective way of entering into the world of target culture!
November 11, 2010
Turkish Level 1 is fun
I have been using Turkish Level 1 for the past few months to learn enough turkish to converse with my boyfriend's family when they visit. I knew no turkish when I began and have definitely learned some basics. The fundamentals of turkish are so different than english (i.e. placing verb at the end of the noun) that if I didn't have my boyfriend to explain some concepts I think I would be very confused. That said, I find the pace and exercises engaging enough that I am not bored after a half an hour each night. And now I can say "I am eating an egg on top of my bed", sounds like progress to me.
April 29, 2010
Sticks with you
I have been doing the Turkish lessons with my 5 year old son. He needs some help to navigate but it definitely sticks with both of us. Sometimes I am not sure of the meaning and takes a few pictures to figure it out.
April 8, 2010
Much better with some flaws
I tried the version 2 turkish first and upgraded to this a few months ago. It is a great improvement over the previous version, with focus on Turkish grammar instead of just generic pictures in the previous version. The vocabulary is much more relevant so instead of learning the words for Elephant, tortoise etc the words are well chosen for everyday life (I live in Turkey). That said, the program does has some flaws:
- speech recognition (on the mac) is pretty flaky. It rarely recognizes short words starting with B or K which given that half the answers start with Bu or Bir makes things tricky (saying the word twice usually works). It also gives the occasional error message requiring the program to be re-started.
- The writing modules do not allow entry of Turkish characters using the built in mac keystrokes (you have to use the on-screen keyboard). That means learning two ways of entering the turkish characters, once when writing on any other application and one when using rosetta stone.
The vocabulary is also smaller than the previous version and has some minor errors (kitapçı for bookshop when everyone calls them kitapevi etc). Having said all that there really isn't any comparable competition.
July 24, 2009
This is a great way for me to learn a language without having to go to a class. I like the size of the learning modules and hearing the words rather than just reading them. The content is easy to follow and is practical.
March 19, 2009
Fundamentally Sound Method
For a visual hands-on learner like myself the method used by Rosetta Stone is ideal. It provides a means to tie the words and sentences to visual clues for better retention and understanding. Unlike, the strictly auditory only learning CDs that provide one means of learning, which is listening. The Rosetta Stone method affords multiple opportunities to learn Turkish.
March 15, 2009
Rosetta stone is helpful to use while already learning a language. the most useful characteristic to any teaching style is structure. the using of common everyday objects and situations pared with pictures forces you to use what you've learned throughout the day.
March 14, 2009
I have always been exposed to the Turkish language since my father is a native of Turkey, but I have never been able to understand or speak much Turkish. Since purchasing Rosetta Stone and visiting my family in Turkey, I have been able to communicate and understand the language very well. Although I was skeptical that it would enhance my basic knowledge of the language I already had some understanding of since childhood, the purchase was very worthwhile. It was fun and easy to master the concepts with the program.
March 14, 2009
Put in the time and get results
Rosetta Stone is an innovative and fun way to learn a language. I bought Turkish Volume I and have been working on it for two months. The graphics are good and the way the difficulty builds makes it easy to advance and build knowledge. The key is to work a little bit on it every day. I have not been consistent, and it is difficult to stay motivated. The one drawback to the program is that it is not very easy to chart one's progress. You can of course look at the page of completed lessons, but there is no way to really check mastery except for the tests.
March 14, 2009
Very easy to learn
It was very easy to learn due to the programs with the pictures. I went very fast with the headsets and it was very clear.
March 12, 2009
great language program!
i am a native speaker myself and got this program to help my girlfriend (not a native speaker) learn. the methods are natural and engaging, and they keep attention from wandering. i am very impressed with this program.
March 11, 2009